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Everything announced during the September 2019 Nintendo Direct

Here’s the full list of everything announced during the September 2019 Nintendo Direct.

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Here’s the full list of everything announced during the September 2019 Nintendo Direct.

Were you hoping for some Nintendo 3DS announcements during the September 2019 Nintendo Direct? Well, you’re out of luck. This one was all about the Nintendo Switch and its glut of upcoming games.

There were rumoured games that turned out to be real. There was confirmation on the theory that an FCC filing for a SNES controller meant classic SNES games would be coming to Nintendo Switch Online. There were extra glimpses of upcoming releases like Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Link’s Awakening.

There was, as is customary, far too much pomp around Smash Bros. Ultimate and its ever-expanding roster of fighters. (We’re trying our best to care, honest.) Far more interesting was a deep dive into Tom Nook’s island getaway in Animal Crossing New Horizons, and the reveal of the Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition. The biggest shock of all was probably Deadly Premonition 2. We’re not really sure we needed the first Deadly Premonition on Switch, but come next year, there’s going to be two of them. Two! What a world we live in.

There were also nice surprises in the shape of Return of the Obra Dinn, Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast, and a huge chunk of games from Focus Home Interactive. Oh, and they showed off more footage from The Witcher 3. Presumably, because Nintendo’s just so chuffed to have such a high-profile, AAA behemoth running on their wimpy little handheld. All joking aside, it is seriously impressive.

Here’s the full list of announcements from the September 2019 Nintendo Direct.

  • Overwatch – Surprising nobody, Blizzard’s character shooter comes to Nintendo Switch on October 15
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 – A glimpse at the hotel’s differently-themed floors, and the new multiplayer Scream Park mode
  • Super Kirby Clash – A brand new, free to start Kirby game, available now
  • Trials of Mana Remake – The full 3D remake of Square Enix classic, coming April 24, 2020
  • Return of the Obra Dinn – Lukas Pope’s brilliant detective game comes to Nintendo Switch in autumn 2019
  • Little Town Hero – The new RPG from Pokemon creator Game Freak, releases October 16
  • Smash Bros. Ultimate – Banjo-Kazooie are available to play now; Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard coming later in 2019; Nintendo adding more DLC fighters after the current raft
  • Link’s Awakening – No new info here, but Amiibo support shown for the Chamber Dungeon creation mode
  • Dragon Quest XI – There’s a free demo coming for this massive RPG
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE Encore – Comes to Nintendo Switch January 17, 2020
  • Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise – Swery surprised everyone with this announcement, coming in 2020
  • Deadly Premonition: Origins – The first Deadly Premonition game is available now
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Larian’s brilliant RPG is out on Nintendo Switch now, features Steam cross-save support
  • Doom 64 – Will be available for the first time since its original 1997 release, coming to Switch on November 22
  • Rogue Company – A new action shooter from Hi-rez , available 2020
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield – We got a look at customising your trainer’s look; Pokemon camp is a fun hangout for you, your friends, and your Pokemon; cook curry on rice with 100 different recipes for different stat boosts; new Pokemon including Polteageist, a ghost in a teacup, and Cramorant, a big, hangry seabird
  • Classic SNES games – Coming to Nintendo Switch Online membership subscribers
  • SNES controllers – Available to purchase for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers only, will cost $29.99 US
  • Tetris 99 – Receiving a new mode only available to players who have a victory in the main battle royale mode
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games – Includes 10 retro-style events set during the Tokyo 1964 Olympics, releases November 5
  • Daemon x Machina – A prologue demo is available now, 4-player co-op, local wireless or online, releases September 13
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast – Kyle Katarn makes his Nintendo Switch debut on September 24
  • The Witcher 3 – Some new footage but… that’s about it; releases October 15
  • Assassin’s Creed Rebel’s Collection – This Nintendo Switch exclusive brings Black Flag and Rogue to Switch on December 6
  • Dauntless – Cross-play confirmed for all platforms,
  • Just Dance 2020 – Hits the floor November 5
  • Grid Autosport – On the starting grid September 19
  • Farming Simulator 20 – Ready for harvest on December 3
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Launches September 20
  • NBA 2K20 – Tips off September 6
  • Call of Cthulhu – Releases October 8
  • The Outer Worlds – No release date yet, just “coming soon” (the PC, PS4 and Xbox One release is in October)
  • Devil May Cry 2 – Launches September 19
  • Vampyr – Releases October 29
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons – A new informational video from Tom Nook called “Welcome to island life” showing off the new features, environments
  • Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition – Looks like a major visual update to Monolith Soft’s classic Wii RPG, coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020

If you want to watch the video presentation in full, you can find it on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. But you know, we’ve just listed it all for you there. We literally saved you 40 minutes. It’s fine; watch it if you like. We just think it’s a bit weird is all.

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New Nintendo Switch releases (September 21-25, 2020)

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and Lost Ember are among the new video games coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop this week.

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Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and Lost Ember are among the new video games coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop this week.

This week’s crop of new Nintendo Switch releases features some promising new indie games and a bunch of mobile ports. Let’s focus on the cool indie games.

Sci-fi sequel Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a trading and combat simulation from Double Damage Games. The first game was an ambitious, if flawed, homage to classics like Freelancer. Outlaw continues the space-Western vibe with a kicking country soundtrack, dusty trading posts, odd-ball characters, and improved dogfights. If the port is decent, this could be a gem in Switch’s library.

Another new release we’re keen to see running on Nintendo Switch is Lost Ember from Mooneye Studios. The game had some performance issues on other platforms, but if it runs well, we recommend this touching journey through a majestic and vibrant animal kingdom.

This week’s final pick is CastleStorm II from Zen Studios, the developer best known for its pinball games. Like its predecessor, Castlestorm II is a personality-packed blend of real-time action and tower defence.

Other new Nintendo Switch releases include Unrailed!, Going Under, and the Definitive Edition of fighting platformer Rivals of Aether. We’ll update this article throughout the week with any late additions.

New Nintendo Switch releases: September 21-25, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • Worm Jazz

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • CastleStorm II
  • Dungreed
  • Orbt XL
  • Unrailed!
  • Perky Little Things
  • Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure
  • Vigor

Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Alluris
  • BIG-Bobby-Car – The Big Race
  • Breakpoint
  • Great Conqueror: Rome
  • Lost Ember
  • Micro Pico Racers
  • Going Under
  • Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny
  • Rivals of Aether Definitive Edition
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition
  • Secrets of Me
  • This Is The Zodiac Speaking
  • Wartile

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Jet Set Knights
  • Trollhunters Defenders of Arcadia

Catch up with this week’s new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases.


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New PlayStation 4 releases (September 21-25, 2020)

Mafia: Definitive Edition tops next week’s list of new PlayStation 4 releases.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition tops next week’s list of new PlayStation 4 releases.

Hangar 13’s ground-up remake of Mafia is this week’s PlayStation 4 pick. The original game is not an outright classic, but it’s certainly bold and was forward-thinking in its day. The remake includes new vehicles, improved visuals and audio, and a larger city of Lost Heaven to explore.

Another highlight is the console port of Port Royale 4. Kalypso Media’s trading and strategy game depicts the 17th-century Caribbean power struggle between Spain, England, France and the Netherlands. Turn-based naval encounters are the big new feature, and each nation has a full single-player campaign to complete.

Trading is also central to Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, the new space Western sequel from Double Damage Games. Outlaw improves on its predecessor with streamlined spaceship combat, seven new radio stations, and a fun cast of bounty hunters, aliens, and intergalactic ne’er-do-wells.

Other new PS4 releases include Tennis World Tour 2, Unrailed!, and Going Under. We’ll update this article throughout the week with news of any late additions. Here’s the full lineup of new PS4 games confirmed so far.

New PlayStation4 releases: September 21-25, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • 3 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
  • Tennis World Tour 2

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • CastleStorm II
  • Jet Set Knights – TBC
  • Unrailed!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Dungreed
  • Ginga Force
  • Going Under
  • Gothic Murder: Adventure That Changes Destiny

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition
  • Port Royale 4
  • Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia

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New Xbox One releases (September 21-25, 2020)

Mafia: Definitive Edition and Rebel Galaxy Outlaw headline the list of upcoming Xbox One releases.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition and Rebel Galaxy Outlaw headline the list of upcoming Xbox One releases.

Xbox One owners can lead a life crime next week in the eagerly anticipated remake of 2002’s Mafia. The city of Lost Heaven has never looked better, but we’re interested to see how Hangar 13 has fleshed out the experience. The addition of motorcycles is a fun place to start.

Meanwhile, players of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw can live their lives on the outer rim of law and order. This sequel from Double Damage builds upon the strong foundations of the first game with improved dogfights, an engaging story, and an even better soundtrack. If you find Elite Dangerous too overwhelming, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is an accessible blend of arcade and simulation sci-fi that scratches the same intergalactic itch.

Other new Xbox One release highlights include Port Royale 4, procedurally generated track laying game Unrailed!, and satirical dungeon crawler, Going Under. Halo ODST‘s Firefight mode is also coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Tuesday.

Each new game can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store or the Microsoft web store. We’ll update this post throughout the week with any late additions to the lineup.

New Xbox One releases: September 21-25, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

  • Halo ODST: Firefight (The Master Chief Collection)
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
  • Tennis World Tour 2

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

  • CastleStorm II
  • The Drone Racing League Simulator
  • Jet Set Knights
  • Unrailed!
  • Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure

Thursday, September 24, 2020

  • Going Under
  • Little Big Workshop
  • Tears of Avia

Friday, September 25, 2020

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition
  • Nexomon: Extinction
  • Port Royale 4
  • Sentinels of Freedom
  • Shotgun Farmers
  • Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia

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Hello Games announces No Man’s Sky Origins update

No Man’s Sky is the gift that keeps on giving, from a team we don’t even deserve.

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No Man’s Sky is the gift that keeps on giving, from a team we don’t even deserve.

Did you know that the procedurally-generated aesthetic for No Man’s Sky was based on pulpy, 70s science fiction novel covers?

(We did know, but it’s still fun to watch the video in the post linked above. For all of its “bazillion of procedurally generated planets” pitch, the aesthetic and the atmosphere of No Man’s Sky are still some of its biggest selling points, especially with the very scary Desolation update from a couple of months ago.)

As the free content updates kept coming for No Man’s Sky, each with its own science fiction cover, it built up a bigger picture: a “shelf” of those pulpy sci-fi book covers.

But when Sean Murray, of Hello Games, tweeted a picture of all the covers together following the Desolation update, it did not escape people’s notice that there was only “room” for one more cover left on that artificial bookshelf of pulpy book covers:

And with the No Man’s Sky Origins update set to be revealed next week, people have been worried that might be the last update we see for the game. The final space on the bookshelf will be filled, as it were.

But according to the blog post announcing Origins, “This update will be another small step in a longer journey.”

Perhaps Hello Games isn’t quite done with No Man’s Sky just yet.


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Play three cool games for free on Xbox One this weekend

This week’s lineup of Xbox One Free Play Days titles takes players to the high seas, a world destroyed by war, and a creature-infested Louisiana.

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This week’s lineup of Xbox One Free Play Days titles takes players to the high seas, a world destroyed by war, and, erm, Louisiana.

Shiver me timbers, Sea of Thieves is free to play on Xbox One this weekend. Rare’s online pirate adventure was somewhat cooly received on release, but who’s cool now? A treasure chest of content and gameplay updates has helped build a thriving community of shipmates, most of whom are welcoming to new deckhands. Nonetheless, take care, there’s always someone waiting to steal a Bilge Rat Doubloon or two when your back is turned.

Players should also keep their wits about them in Hunt: Showdown, the popular PvP first-person hunting game from Crytek. Up to 12 players must venture into the dangerous swamps of Louisiana. Your task is to retrieve a bounty from a vicious creature, but once you have that bounty, friends become foes, and you become the target. Hi-jinks ensue.

Finally, Warhammer: Chaosbane is moderately fun hack-and-slash action RPG from EKO Software. If the phrase “fighting battles in the sewers of Nuln” gets your blood pumping, this game is probably for you.

All three games are playable for free until midnight on Sunday for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. As always, any earned achievements and save states carry over into purchased copies of each game. Here’s the lowdown on this week’s related digital discounts.

Xbox One Free Play Days Discounts

Hunt: Showdown

  • Standard Edition – 60% off
  • Master Hunter Edition – 50% off

Warhammer: Chaosbane

  • Standard Edition – 65% off
  • Deluxe Edition – 65% off
  • Magnus Edition – 70% off

Sea of Thieves

  • Standard Edition – 50% off

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